Skip to content

Manchester United have £85m Paul Pogba bid rejected by Juventus - Sky in Italy

Paul Pogba piace tanto al Manchester United (Getty)
Image: Manchester United have reportedly had a bid for Paul Pogba rejected

Manchester United have had an £85m bid for Paul Pogba rejected by Juventus, according to Sky in Italy.

United had the offer turned down on Tuesday but have reportedly been told by the Italian champions that a world-record transfer fee in excess of £100m for the France midfielder would be accepted.

Earlier this week Sky in Italy reported Pogba had already agreed personal terms of a salary of £10.92m (13m euros) a year.

Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player

Why Paul Pogba's agent could be the real winner if Manchester United break the transfer record to sign the midfielder from Juventus

It is understood Juventus have now accepted Pogba wants to leave the club, although the cost of the deal has already priced Real Madrid out of the market.

United's initial offer was made during a meeting between their executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola, and Juventus general manager and CEO Giuseppe Marotta.

Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player

Here's a look at the stats behind Paul Pogba, who could become the most expensive player in world football

Pogba remains on holiday and will not return to Turin until August 6.

ROME, ITALY - MAY 21:  Paul Pogba of Juventus FC reacts during the TIM Cup final match between AC Milan and Juventus FC at Stadio Olimpico on May 21, 2016
Image: Pogba has won four Serie A titles and the Coppa Italia twice with Juventus

New United boss Jose Mourinho recently spoke of four priority targets in the transfer window and midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan's capture marked their third acquisition following the arrivals of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and centre-back Eric Bailly.

Also See:

Pogba left Old Trafford on a free transfer in 2012 but the 23-year-old could be set to return this summer, with negotiations over a deal understood to have begun earlier this month.

Referee Mark Clattenburg talks with Paul Pogba of France
Image: Pogba reached the final of Euro 2016 with his national side France

The United squad are currently in China for their 2016-17 pre-season tour, during which they will play friendly matches against Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City.

Mkhitaryan and Bailly travelled with the squad on Tuesday but Ibrahimovic has not been included on the trip.

International Champions Cup Football

Watch highlights of Manchester United v Borussia Dortmund in the International Champions Cup on Sky Sports 1 HD on Friday night.

Get Sky Sports Alerts
Get Sky Sports Alerts

Keep up to date during the close season. Your team's breaking news - direct to your mobile

Around Sky